Last fall, the Museum’s educational staff brought geocaching to YouthCaN, an international, youth-led organization that was founded together with iEARN at the Museum and uses technology to inspire, connect, and educate people worldwide about environmental issues.
PCmag.com has chosen Ology, the Museum's website for kids, as one of "8 Great Websites" for children. From anthropology to zoology−with biodiversity, Einstein, paleontology, and many other topics in between−Ology offers screen time that can be both educational and fun.
During Digital Learning Week in January 2013, the Museum's Youth Initiatives team brought together youth, Museum educators, and scientists for a series of programs to explore using digital tools to engage with Museum halls, collections, and research. This post about "Morpholution" by Youth Initiatives Senior Manager Samara Rubenstein is the first in a series highlighting Digital Learning Week programs.
Applications to the Museum's 2013 Science Research Mentoring Program (SRMP)—a unique opportunity for high school students to work with Museum scientists on an array of mentored research projects—are due on Wednesday, April 3. Click here for more information about the program and how to apply.